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March 22, 2023 27 mins

Today's guests of Talk CNY presented by NBT Bank is Dr. Juhanna Rogers, CenterState CEO’s Senior Vice President of Racial Equity and Social Impact

Dr. Rogers joins us to talk about why and how companies are investing in diversity, equity and inclusion. She will share her perspective on the benefits to companies who are doing this work, and the risks associated with not making this investment. 

Juhanna Rogers, Ph.D. is a member of CenterState CEO’s Corporate Leadership Team and serves as senior vice president of Racial and Equity and Social Impact. In this role, she develops and deploys diversity, equity and inclusion strategies that achieve more equitable outcomes both internally and across the organization’s portfolios of work, including helping members and institutions establish strategic action-oriented plans that drive inclusive change in their respective workplaces.

Previously, she served as vice president of Racial Equity and Social Impact, and also director of community engagement and empowerment, developing engagement strategies to drive change in Syracuse, New York. Before working at CenterState CEO, Dr. Rogers was the director for Health Services at Syracuse Community Connections. She also has a background in higher education. 

Dr. Rogers earned her undergraduate degree in integrative arts from Penn State University-Altoona, and a Master of Science from Indiana University in higher education and student affairs. She and seven other colleagues made history at Indiana University as the largest group of Black women to graduate simultaneously in the School of Education. This group of women, deemed “The Great Eight,” gained national attention and were selected as honorees for the 2016 Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 list. 

Dr. Rogers is a motivational speaker, commentator, artist and activist committed to social justice, education and the arts. As a critical race scholar, she builds platforms for critical conversations on race, justice and equity. Dr. Rogers has worked nationally and internationally to help address equity in higher education, exploring ways through which underrepresented populations can improve their lives and communities. She is also the creator of Behind the Woman, a WCNY television production that shares personal stories from diverse women leaders to empower other woman to pursue their goals and dreams.

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